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Porter Airlines inaugurates new nonstop routes connecting Montréal and California

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Porter Airlines is launching two new seasonal, nonstop routes connecting Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The YUL-LAX route offers four-times weekly service beginning June 27, while the YUL-SFO route operates three-times weekly starting June 28.

The seasonal routes run until October 26, providing travellers with seamless connections between Eastern Canada and the Golden State’s vibrant west coast.

The flights are operated by the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, configured two-by-two which means no middle seats on any Porter flight.

RouteService beginsDepartureArrival
YUL-LAX

(Mon., Wed., Thurs., Sat.)

June 277:40 p.m.10:36 p.m.
LAX-YUL

(Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sun.)

June 286:15 a.m.2:40 p.m.
YUL-SFO

(Tues., Fri., Sun.)

June 288:00 p.m.11:12 p.m.
SFO-YUL

(Mon., Wed., Sat.)

June 296:15 a.m.2:40 p.m.

The routes connect to Halifax, Toronto-Pearson and Toronto-City through Montréal-Trudeau, complementing existing daily non-stop service between Toronto-Pearson with both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Porter’s joint venture partnership with Air Transat also facilitates convenient connections from YUL throughout Europe, including destinations such as Paris, London, Amsterdam and Marseille.

Additionally, passengers flying into Los Angeles and San Francisco can connect to Alaska Airlines, accessing their broad U.S. West Coast network.

Kevin Jackson, president, Porter Airlines said: “These new routes open up exciting travel opportunities for our passengers.

“With our enhanced service offerings and strategic partnerships, we are committed to delivering an elevated travel experience across North America and beyond.”

Doug Webster, Interim Chief Operations and Maintenance Officer, Los Angeles World Airports said: “Earlier this year, we welcomed Porter Airlines to LAX with the inaugural Toronto route, and now look forward to the summer seasonal service connecting Los Angeles with Montreal.

“Porter’s commitment to serving the Los Angeles market is apparent, and we are excited to see them continue to expand their service offerings at LAX.”

Karl Brochu, vice president, Airport Operations and Air Services Development at Aéroports de Montréal said: ““ADM Aéroports de Montréal welcomes the addition of San Francisco and Los Angeles to Porter’s list of destinations.

“These new direct routes enhance the offering from Montréal and represent a great opportunity to develop air service to the United States.

“Whether for leisure or business, as a final destination or to connect to other cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco offer a range of possibilities, and these connections confirm once again the positioning of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport as an international hub.

“Thank you to Porter for providing passengers with additional options that benefit our entire community!”

Ivar C. Satero, airport director, San Francisco International Airport said: “We are excited to welcome Porter Airlines’ new service from SFO to Montreal.

“Porter offers San Francisco Bay Area travelers an exciting new way to Canada that reflects our own commitment to creating an exceptional air travel experience.

“We thank Porter for their continued support of SFO, and are confident this new service will be a success.”

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